Hehe, I got your attention!Don’t worry darlin’, there’s a reason behind my title, and I’m about to tell you what that reason is!
Well, you know all those articles and posts about how you need to look a certain way to be beautiful, or if you have this look you’ll be beautiful? Well, honey I call bullshit! Make-up, clothes, and all that “you need to be this size if you want to be beautiful,” is a bunch of bologna!
So, let me tell you a little bit about me! Hi, I’m Jessie and guess what, I am not a size 6! Nope, I am a size 18, and I am proud to be me! I dealt with a lot of bullying about my weight, sadly most of that bullying came from a family member. That bullying made me depressed to be the size I am, and I wanted to be that model in the magazine. I thought, I would never be beautiful or that anyone would love me for me.
Oh, was I wrong! I can thank my momma, my sisters, and my husband for helping me love myself!
You see, self-confidence is a big importance in my life, and I want to share it with all of you. To me your beauty is not the way you dress, the makeup you wear, or the size you are. Your beauty is your personality! It’s what is on the inside that makes you beautiful. Trust me, I have met girls that are super fit and have flawless skin and their makeup is always on “fleek,” but their personalities make them plain ugly!
Why You Should Dance Naked in Front of the Mirror!
Now, you’re probably thinking, “what the heck does that have to do with dancing in front of the mirror naked?” Well you have to love yourself and see passed all those insecurities and flaws to see your beauty. So, don’t fear the mirror. I don’t! in fact, I’ll do my hair and make-up in my undies. (Yep, I just got personal!). I’m not afraid to show myself off, because I know I am beautiful. My personality and my heart and the definition of my beauty.
“Hey there beautiful. Go look in the mirror. Really look at yourself. Past the insecurities, past everything you think is wrong. You are beautiful. Remember that!”
Do I have my days where my hair is a complete mess? Yep! Do I have days where I wear a full face of makeup and I dress up? Yep! Most days for me though, are jeans a t-shirt, and my hair thrown in a ponytail. Those are the days I feel most beautiful, because I am a simple girl who knows beauty is not on the outside!
There are so many girls out there that need this realization, and if need be I’ll be the center of attention to get girls to realize they are gorgeous no matter what that stupid article may say! Although, I may be freaking out on the inside because I’m socially awkward, I’ll do what I need to. Because baby let me tell ya, I have gumption, and you need that gumption also! (Not entirely sure what that word means, but I like it!)
Gumption: courage, spunk, guts (I looked it up)
Yes, I am a girl with anxiety and depression, but I will fight for girls to have confidence. That’s what I want girls to know! They don’t need to look like those skinny minis in the magazines or look like what society thinks is the “perfect” body. There is no “perfect” body. You have the “perfect” body just by being you.
“Your skin isn’t paper; don’t cut it.
Your face isn’t a mask; don’t cover it.
Your size isn’t a book; don’t judge it.
Your life isn’t a film; don’t end it.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!”
I Don’t Need Facts
While, I could put scientific facts in this post, I don’t need science to tell me that my body isn’t the ideal body. My body is mine, it’s perfect for me! Now, am I losing weight? Yes, but I don’t want to be a size 6. I just want to be able to not run out of breath after jogging a half mile. So, let me repeat myself, you are beautiful. We have to be a community of self-confident women, which tell each other we are perfect the way we are.
Screw what society says because society sucks! Besides I have a man who loves me the way I am and I don’t need anyone else’s opinion. His opinion and my opinion are all I need. Speaking of men, if yours doesn’t tell you you’re beautiful or perfect the way you are, then honey smack him upside the head and kick his butt! He’s nuts, if he doesn’t love what’s right in front of him!
“True beauty is reflected in her soul” – Aubrey Hepburn
So, if you take anything away from this, please know you are beautiful the way you are.
In conclusion, always love yourself! God made you to be an original, not a copy!